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Hani Durzy / Data Central:
BREAKING: HP Files Civil Complaint Against Hurd; Includes Statement and Link to Full Complaint  —  In response to the news of Mark Hurd's intention to join Oracle, HP today filed a civil complaint in the California Superior Court (County of Santa Clara) against Hurd.  HP's statement on the matter:
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Oracle:
Oracle Responds to HP Lawsuit  —  Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today issued the following statement:  —  “Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.  “By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Analysis: the H-P Suit Against Mark Hurd  —  Hewlett-Packard is suing former CEO Mark Hurd, alleging breach of contract and threatened misappropriation of trade secrets, a day after he was named co-president of rival Oracle.  Below, a look at some of the most salient points in the suit.
Discussion: Salon, Techdirt, eWeek, Electronista and TechEye
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:   HP Sues Mark Hurd For Violating Severance Agreement (By Joining Oracle)
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod touch review (2010)  —  At Apple's last event, Steve Jobs called the iPod touch the company's “most popular iPod,” and it's easy to understand why.  In just a few short years, the iPhone-with-no-phone has kept in lockstep with Cupertino's halo device, benefitting from the same kind …
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Dan Frakes / Macworld:
iPod nano (sixth generation, late 2010)  —  Biggest nano makeover yet gains Multi-Touch but loses features and screen size  —  No iPod model has received as many makeovers—both minor and dramatic—as the iPod nano.  (Perhaps not coincidentally, no other iPod model has sold as well.)
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Scribe  —  Google launched a very interesting tool that offers suggestions as you type: Google Scribe.  It's not exactly the service I anticipated 3 years ago, but Google Scribe works surprisingly well.  For example, I started to type “This works sur” and Google suggested …
Discussion: Andy Beard, ReadWriteWeb and WebProNews
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Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
If Google predicts your future, will it be a cliché?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Changes Coming Tomorrow: AJAX Results, 30 Results Per Page, Streaming Results & More?  —  We know Google is having a big search event tomorrow and we suspect that is why Google is showing the Google Balls logo today.  Google told me “today's doodle is not related to a birthday but is fast …
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Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta With Faster Graphics and New Audio Capabilities for the Web  —  The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta brings super fast graphics and incredible new audio capabilities to the Web.  Firefox 4 Beta now leverages hardware acceleration to improve graphics performance for Windows users …
Gizmodo:
Justin Bieber Has Dedicated Servers at Twitter  —  Justin Bieber uses 3% of Twitter resources at any moment.  According to a Twitter employee—talking to designer Dustin Curtis—Bieber has “racks of servers dedicated to him.  I'm sure this will excite his haters (hello 4chan!) even more.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:jesusdiaz
Melissa Petro / The Huffington Post:
Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker  —  People — not just prostitutes — have sex for many reasons.  Sometimes, for some of us, one reason is money.  From October 2006 to January 2007 I accepted money in exchange for sexual services I provided to men I met online in what was then called the …
Discussion: PC World
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Confirmed: RIM Acquires DataViz Assets  —  Rsearch In Motion (RIM) has indeed acquired software developer DataViz — well, most of it anyway.  —  “RIM has acquired some of the assets of DataViz and hired the majority of its employees to focus on supporting the BlackBerry platform,” …
Adam Jackson / TheAppleBlog:
iTunes in the Cloud and Why This Scares Me  —  Apple's recent media event solidified what we all knew was coming: Rentals and non-local storage is the future of our digital content.  Ask any teenager if they'd rather watch TV or YouTube and they'll answer Google's on-demand free service full …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Piper Jaffray: Android Army's Victory Over iPhone Inevitable  —  The battle for dominance in the smartphone market will shake out in the next five years and when it's finished, Google (GOOG), not Apple (AAPL), will emerge the victor.  That's the outlook from Piper Jaffray …
Discussion: GigaOM and WebProNews
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Martyn Williams / PC World:
Freed Journalist Tricked Captors Into Twitter Access  —  A Japanese journalist freed over the weekend by captors in Afghanistan managed to send two Twitter messages before his release while teaching a captor how to access the Internet on a new cell phone, he said Tuesday.
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
Leaked WebOS 2.0 Shots Show a Bevy of New Features  —  Two dozen or so purported webOS 2.0 screenshots have fluttered out onto the web, and while their origins are a bit hazy, they show plenty of interesting new features, like Dropbox support baked into the OS.
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV to Roll Out World-Wide Next Year  —  BERLIN—Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said the Internet giant plans to launch its Google TV platform globally next year, in the company's latest move to expand its reach outside its core U.S. market.  —  Google used Mr. Schmidt's …
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Nicola Leske / Reuters:
Google to start TV service in U.S. this autumn
Brian Peterson / Google Voice Blog:
Missed call notifications delivered to your inbox  —  Google Voice lets you take charge of your telephony experience, giving you one number that rings all your phones.  But what if you're not around to answer any of them?  —  Starting today, whenever you miss a call, you can see a notification …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Google's Schmidt: Autonomous, Fast Search Is ‘Our New Definition’  —  In a big-picture keynote at Berlin's IFA home electronics event, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt said Google's new guiding principle is in serving users automatic search results, all the time, super-quick...
Pascal Finette / Gaming:
Welcome to Mozilla Labs Gaming  —  We are excited to present to you the latest initiative from Mozilla Labs: Gaming.  Mozilla Labs Gaming is all about games built, delivered and played on the Open Web and the browser.  We want to explore the wider set of technologies which make immersive gaming on the Open Web possible.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Download Squad
David Kirkpatrick / Vanity Fair:
With a Little Help From His Friends  —  At 19, Sean Parker helped create Napster.  At 24, he was founding president of Facebook.  At 30, he's the hard-partying, press-shy genius of social networking, a budding billionaire, and about to be famous—played by Justin Timberlake in David Fincher's new film, The Social Network.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Digg Struggles, VP Of Engineering Is Shown The Door  —  Ever since Digg launched its new site design, it's been plagued with all kinds of trouble, not least of which is that it keeps going down.  The problems with the new architecture are so bad that VP of Engineering John Quinn is now gone …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Dell Killing Windows XP Option This Month  —  Dell said Tuesday that it plans to stop offering Windows XP as a preloaded OS option beginning this month, as a prelude to Microsoft's slow phase-out of the older operating system.  —  Microsoft said in June that the company would prevent OEMs …
Discussion: Dell Community, CNET News and eWeek
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Blog platform Tumblr's soaring traffic brings growing pains  —  Tumblr, a social media network made up of millions of personal and business blogs, is seeing massive traffic growth, but is undergoing equally big growing pains.  —  Activity on the network of Tumblr blogs skyrocketed …
Discussion: Orangescale.NET
 
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Microsoft Needs To Make Office Apps For The iPad
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Chris Dixon to VCs: Act More Like Startups
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Controversial Investor McClure On Doing 50 Deals This Year …
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W.J. Hennigan / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Inflight Internet provider Row 44 raises $37 million for international expansion
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Tab Candy organization for Chrome? It's called Tab Sugar.
Christina Larson / Foreign Policy:
State Department Innovator Goes to Google
Discussion: CNET News and Fortune
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Ray Willington / HotHardware:
Zune Media Players Taking Flight With United Airlines
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Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Breaking News on EFF Location Privacy Win: Courts May Require …
Discussion: WebProNews and Threat Level
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Feature: Advertisers get hands stuck inside HTML5 database cookie jar
Discussion: App Advice and TechEye, Thanks:atul